Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

backing up from NT to UNIX

Posted on 1998-04-28
11
Medium Priority
?
278 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-23

We have an NT machine which does not have a DAT drive.
I know if it were a UNIX machine I could backup to another UNIX machine which has a DAT drive. Can anyone tell me if I can do this with NT. Perhaps a shareware tar,dd,rsh command?
0
Comment
Question by:davidcawkwell
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • +2
11 Comments
 

Expert Comment

by:galemany
ID: 1582169
There is an easy way to do this: install an NFS server in NT machine, mount the NT root directory of each NT partitions on Unix machine and perform a tar, cpio, dump or whatever other command from the Unix machine to DAT.

In Unix machine:
mount -t nfs NTMACHINE:ROOTDIR /mountdir
tar cvf /dev/rmt/0 /mountdir
0
 

Expert Comment

by:jovadia
ID: 1582170
How about mks toolkit, It gives you all the unix command?
0
 

Author Comment

by:davidcawkwell
ID: 1582171

Yes I knew this. But is there a way I can do it for free.
0
Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:zhanghl
ID: 1582172
You may use the evaluation edition of AccessNFS of Intergraph at:

http://www.intergraph.com/nfs

Download it at:

http://www.intergraph.com/nfs/download.asp

Then, access NT from UNIX machine to do backup.
0
 

Author Comment

by:davidcawkwell
ID: 1582173

Permanently for free
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:zhanghl
ID: 1582174
Which is most important? To solve the problem or to get a free software? :-))
0
 

Expert Comment

by:jovadia
ID: 1582175
Why don't you just share the tape drive.
NT let you share devices.
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
mrausch earned 300 total points
ID: 1582176
Install the Samba package on your Unix box. With it comes the
"smbclient" utility, which gives you (amongst others) a tar-
like interface to any SMB fileserver, e.g. your NT box' share(s).
Then you can backup your NT box directly to the Unix tape drive
with something like
smbclient \\NT\backup "secretpwd" -N -Tc /dev/nrst0

NB: This will not save the ownership and rights of files, nor
will it backup files with multiple streams (e.g. if you use your
NT as a Macintosh file server).

0
 

Author Comment

by:davidcawkwell
ID: 1582177
Yes thats what I've been trying but I'm having problems using the
smbclient program. It just comes back not enough \ when I try to connect to a PC.
eg if machine is   \\David_Cawkwell\win95    (share is win95)
I get not enough \ in name   \\David_Cawkwellwin95

???? any ideas
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:mrausch
ID: 1582178
When using UNC in the shell, you have to escape the backslashs;
this is done via a double backslash, that is \\ gives you \.
Now you can either double all backslashs in your command
(\\\\David_Cawkwell\\win95) or escape the whole UNC
('\\David_Cawkwell\win95').
Sorry, I should've mentioned this in the example above.

0
 

Author Comment

by:davidcawkwell
ID: 1582179
great it works. Ta very much.
0

Featured Post

Learn Veeam advantages over legacy backup

Every day, more and more legacy backup customers switch to Veeam. Technologies designed for the client-server era cannot restore any IT service running in the hybrid cloud within seconds. Learn top Veeam advantages over legacy backup and get Veeam for the price of your renewal

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When you try to share a printer , you may receive one of the following error messages. Error message when you use the Add Printer Wizard to share a printer: Windows could not share your printer. Operation could not be completed (Error 0x000006…
Most of the applications these days are on Cloud. Cloud is ubiquitous with many service providers in the market. Since it has many benefits such as cost reduction, software updates, remote access, disaster recovery and much more.
Michael from AdRem Software outlines event notifications and Automatic Corrective Actions in network monitoring. Automatic Corrective Actions are scripts, which can automatically run upon discovery of a certain undesirable condition in your network.…
Monitoring a network: how to monitor network services and why? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the philosophy behind service monitoring and why a handshake validation is critical in network monitoring. Software utilized …

618 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question